One of the events at our Diamond Partner Conference last month in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, was a local market fundraiser. A portion of the profits raised were donated to Los Niños del Capitán – an area childcare and kindergarten facility. At the market, local vendors sold handmade crafts and goods. Attendees were given “Mitsubucks” (the equivalent of 20 dollars) to put toward items like ceramics, frames, jewelry, clothing, purses and coasters. Goods were also available for standard currency once the Mitsubishi Bucks were exhausted.
All told, participants raised enough money to sponsor a student at Los Niños de Capitán for five months! There are 120 children currently enrolled at Los Niños de Capitán. They participate in regular classes, extra-curricular activities and sports. The money also goes toward providing healthy meals and staff for the students.
We want to thank everyone who helped us to give back to this community. For those who were there and purchased items, we also hope you’re still enjoying them!
Our colleagues in Kansas City, Kansas, Morgan & Associates, Inc., have been doing some meaningful work specifying our Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) products. Recently, they helped the Mercy & Truth Medical Clinic – a faith-based, childbirth facility – renovate its building, which re-opened last month. The alliance between the Mercy & Truth Medical Mission and the New Birth Company is working to help fight the high infant mortality rate impacting Wyandotte County, Kansas. We’re proud that Morgan & Associates are a part of this initiative.
As can be expected, birthing facilities demand a specific environment to help keep mothers and their newborns healthy, safe and comfortable. Bringing adequate air flow into the birthing rooms meant maneuvering through three rooms on the first floor of the renovated brick building. Morgan & Associates recognized that recommending and installing VRF would provide maximum flexibility between the offices, exam rooms and birthing suites – each having its own comfort needs.
For the birthing suites and nursing station, Mercy & Truth selected our CITY MULTI® VRF technology with heat recovery, while the remaining office space runs on our standard VRF heat pumps. Morgan Knipp, president of Morgan & Associates, said, “Being able to contribute our expertise in the HVAC area to help counteract this frightening infant mortality rate serves such a higher purpose. We are eager to see that statistic change and the lives transformed from this place.”
This Sunday, April 24, HGTV will be re-airing the episode “Mark and Jen’s Tiny Surf House” on the show Tiny House, Big Living. Complete with a kitchen, bedroom, office and loft space, as well as a patio and garage, this home covers just 224 square feet. A single Mitsubishi Electric split-ductless unit conditions the entire space.
To see more of the Tiny Surf House, tune into HGTV on Sunday at 12 p.m. EST.
This week, we are proud to be hosting the first annual Mitsubishi Electric Classic. Formerly the Greater Gwinnett Championship, we are once again sponsoring this charity tournament just two miles from our Suwanee headquarters at nearby TPC Sugarloaf. From Monday, April 11, to the final holes on Sunday, April 17, 81 PGA TOUR professionals will be on hand competing for a $1.8 million purse through 54 holes.
A cast of celebrities – from Matt Ryan to Shaquille O’Neal – will also be in attendance to help raise money for charity. Former Atlanta Braves pitchers John Smoltz and Tom Glavine, as well as Arizona Cardinals punter Drew Butler – formerly of the Georgia Bulldogs – will be participating in Saturday’s Novelis Celebrity Challenge during the tournament. These notable Georgians will team up with their teenage guest stars to raise money for the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as well as three specific areas of need.
To be a part of this week’s events, follow our live updates on Twitter and Facebook, or join us in person by purchasing passes here.
Later this month, we are releasing our new HM model wall-mounted system, a value-line that appeals to cost-conscious customers. The HM models offer competitive options across various models. Model features include:
- Single-zone heat pump systems: 9, 12, 15, 18, 24 kBtu/h
- Efficiency: 18 SEER / 8.5 HSPF
- Blue fin coating on outdoor system for increased coil protection and longer life
- Four fan speeds
- Cooling operating range: 14° F to 115° F
- Heating operating range: 5° F to 75° F
- Handheld remote controller
- 12-hour timer
- ECONO COOL mode
- Auto restart
- Auto changeover
- M-NET interface (CN105)
This new pro-line model is perfect for installation in expansive residential projects such as condominiums and apartments, especially given the product’s increased energy efficiency and reduced footprint.
Left to Right: Rory Itano, David Gilles, Doug Romeo, Dawn Chin-Meun (A/C Warehouse) and Chad Nakamura (A/C Warehouse), Kiyoshi Furukawa, Mark Kuntz, Gerry Heidrich, Jim Topalian
Last month, we held our 2016 Diamond Partners Conference at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. More than 350 distributors, employees and guests gathered to celebrate success and establish strategies for the upcoming year.
This year’s Diamond Partner of the Year Award was presented to A/C Warehouse Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii. A/C Warehouse Inc. outperformed all other partners nationwide and was also recognized as the top partner in our West Business Unit.
Follow our blog in the coming weeks as we continue to highlight A/C Warehouse Inc. and the other Diamond Partners recognized in Mexico. We hope to see your name on the list next year!
In this spring season of rebirth and renewal, we are rewarding contractors who sell our ductless products on more jobs through our “Bundle Up For Spring” incentive program. But hurry, because the program ends on April 30, 2016.
For every qualified claim, we will reward the contractor monetarily via a prepaid Visa card, which will be reloaded as additional sales are reported. Other details include:
- Contractors need to register claims on ductlessrewards.com.
- Proof of purchase for verification (e.g. shipping receipt, invoice or packing list) should be uploaded, emailed or faxed. Units must be purchased during promotion dates (give promotion dates here February 15 – April 30, 2016).
- Only residential applications qualify. Multifamily projects with an existing quote and/or special pricing do not qualify.
- The deadline for contractors to submit claims is Friday, May 13, 2016.
- Qualified equipment includes all M-Series unit, the new Altios™ system and the wireless interface for kumo cloud™.
For additional questions about the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 278-1517.
Each year, Partnership Gwinnett in Gwinnett County, Georgia, recognizes exceptional manufacturing, processing and distribution companies who have made their home in the county. We are proud to be among this year’s list of notable Georgian companies, having been recognized with the initiative’s “Corporate Citizen Award.” This award honors a company that serves, volunteers and is committed to the Gwinnett community. We are especially honored because award recipients are selected by a panel of local professors and professionals, giving the honor a distinctly community feel.
We not only want to thank Partnership Gwinnett for the recognition, but also congratulate all of those who do business alongside us here in Georgia.
Earlier this month, National Health Center (NHC) opened “Place at The Trace” – a health facility being developed outside of Nashville, Tennessee. In advance of the site opening, Mitsubishi Electric factory representatives traveled from Japan to the U. S. for a walk-through. Visitors toured the 170-room assisted living and health care facility, which spans 23 acres. NHC has installed 16 of our R2-Series Variable Refrigerant Flow systems and 20 of our PEFY-AF Dedicated Outside Air Systems with reheat.
Project team members in attendance included representatives from NHC; American Constructors, Inc., the general contractor; Lee Company, the mechanical contractor; Johnson & Bailey Architects P.C., the architecture firm; Entech Engineering, Inc., the mechanical engineer; and manufacturers representatives from E Solutions for Buildings, LLC.